This is a picture of the bookshelves in our family room. I've loaded them up with my vintage book collection and other antiques, family photos, etc.
When I began buying the old books I had no idea it would become "a thing." Do we ever realize this until we have too many?
I just know I love the wonderful, one of a kind, artistic designs on these 19th century hardbound books.
You just won't find this kind of detail on books today. Why is this a lost art? Maybe it costs too much?
I just know I'm glad they were created.
I have a special section for poetry with books by Tennyson, Browning, and more. Then there's my "classics" shelf. This could be bigger but I think I doing okay since I haven't been collecting that long.
The best part is...I only buy if I can find them for 5.00 or less. There have been a couple of exceptions. I think I paid 12.00 for a Nicholas Nickleby book because it is in "pristine" condition!
I have just picked up a gorgeous, red and gold bound book called Pirate Island.
Now I've never heard of the title and probably won't read it...but it looks fascinating, doesn't it? Maybe someday, when Dear Bebe has grown and I will again have time for such a luxury as reading an antique book.
I wonder who's book it was and if they enjoyed reading it. A lot of them have writing on the first page from the giver to the receiver and a date. This one is 1896.
What do you like to collect?